And They're Off! Props to These Northwest Bands Making the Trip to CMJ Music Marathon 2011 in New York


The College Music Journal (CMJ) produces a SXSW-style music and film festival called the CMJ Music Marathon every October, putting on dozens of showcases around Brooklyn and Manhattan, packed with new talent for industry insiders to discover. As Seattle's busiest drummer, The Young Evils member Faustine Hudson--whom I chatted with over the phone this morning--explains: "CMJ seems like more of an industry thing than a music fan thing. SXSW is bands everywhere partying; overstimulating. CMJ is more for bloggers and stuff." Having already set up shop in Brooklyn for the week, she also reports that the city has brought out their best assortment of V-neck T-shirts for the occasion. Stay classy New York!

Check out a full list (or at least as thorough of a list as I could muster while running through the daunting master schedule) after the jump. I've included a set time for each band (although most of the bands are playing numerous shows) in case you happen to be in the area this week:

Brite Futures - Tuesday 10/18 9:30 Dominion

The Lonely Forest - Tuesday 10/18 10pm Mercury Lounge

Portugal. The Man (Pac. Northwest anyway) - Wednesday 10/19 2:30 Ace Hotel

Motopony - Wednesday 10/19 7:55 Bowery Ballroom

J Pinder - Wednesday 10/19 8pm The Red Bull Space (40 Thompson St.)

The Young Evils - Wednesday 10/19 10pm Local 269

Hey Marseilles - Thursday (Wednesday night) 10/20 1am Mercury Lounge

Dum Dum Girls (Sub Pop extension granted) - Thursday 10/20 2:30 pm Ace Hotel

Unknown Mortal Orchestra (Portland) - Thursday 10/20 4:30 Puma Store (33 Union Square W)

Beat Connection - Saturday 10/22 (Friday night) 1am Knitting Factory

Widowspeak (Tacoma expats) - Thursday 10/2010:30 Ace Hotel

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